Shinichi Hoshi

Japanese artist and writer

Shinichi Hoshi (星 新一 Hoshi Shin'ichi, 6 September 1926 – 30 December 1997) was a Japanese writer (The kanji for his real name were 親一). He is best known for his science fiction stories, the so-called "short-short" ones, often no more than three or four pages in length. He wrote over 1000 of these in his 26-year career. He also wrote mystery stories, and won the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Mōsō Ginkō (Delusion Bank) in 1968.

LifeEdit

Shinichi was raised in Tokyo by his grandparents. His grandfather was a anatomist and anthropologist. His grandmother was a sister of a Japanese novelist, Ogai Mori. Hajime Hoshi, his father, was a president of Hoshi Pharmacy and founder of Hoshi University.

He died on 30 December 1997.

BooksEdit

Shinchosha

  • Bokko-chan (Miss Bokko)
  • Yokoso Chikyu-san (Welcome, Earth!)
  • Kimagure Shisu
  • Hora Danshaku Gendai no Boken (The Modern Adventures of Baron Munchausen )
  • Bonbon to Akumu (Bonbons and Nightmares)
  • Akuma no iru Tengoku (Heaven with a Demon)
  • Onozomi no Ketsumatsu (The Ending You Wished For)
  • Mai Kokka (My Nation)
  • Yousei Haikyu Gaisha (The Fairy Distributing Company)
  • Uchu no Aisatsu (Greetings from Outer Space)
  • Gogo no Kyoryu
  • Shiroi Huku no Otoko
  • Moso Ginko
  • Burankono Mukode (The Other Side of the Swing)
  • Jinmin wa Yowashi, Kanri wa Tsuyoshi
  • Meiji Chichi America
  • Osekkaina Kamigami (Meddlesome Gods)
  • Nigiyakana Heya
  • Hitonigiri no Mirai (A Handful of Future)
  • Darekasan no Akumu
  • Mirai Isoppu (Aesop Fables for the Future)
  • Samazamana Meiro
  • Kabocha no Basha
  • Enushi no Yuenchi
  • Tozoku Gaisha
  • Nokku no Otoga
  • Yoru no Kakurenbo
  • Omisore Shakai
  • Takusan no Tabu
  • Narisokonai Oji
  • Dokoka no Jiken
  • Anzen no Kado
  • Goirai no Ken
  • Arihureta Shuho
  • Kyomu nado 30
  • Donguri Minwakan
  • Korekara no Dekigoto
  • Tsunenaranu Hanashi
  • Meiji no Jinbutsushi
  • Tengokukara no Michi
  • Hushigina Yume
  • Complete Works Vol. 1
  • Complete Works Vol. 2
  • Complete Works Vol. 3

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